The All Saint’s Opportunity Shop, which serves both church and community causes, is situated behind the church in Hitchcock Avenue. Enquiries 0418 176 400.
All Saint’s Op Shop is part of the Diocesan Anglican Network of Opportunity Shops and operates under its constitution.
The three areas are staffed by an ecumenical group of volunteers under the Supervision of Volunteer Manager, Margaret Powell, with Treasurer Tony Wheal. The Op Shop is open from 10am – 1:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In school holidays it is also open on Tuesday mornings.
The Op Shop Committee, composed of the Vicar (Chairperson), Treasurer, Secretary and members, meet twice yearly to determine the disbursement of funds. Under the constitution the parish receives one half of the profits. The Op Shop contributes significantly to the parish financially.
The Op Shop also fulfils an important pastoral role in the town with many customers spending time talking with staff members in the shop. Customers come from all over Victoria with holiday makers returning each year. Many pensioners depend on our inexpensive clothes. We donate spare goods to other charities.
Jill Cooke writes the Op Shop column for the local newspaper, Talking Heads.